Vilcek Gold Award Reception at the 2019 AAMC

The 2019 AAMC Annual Meeting, Learn, Serve, Lead was held this past November in Phoenix, Arizona with incredible representation for the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. Medical school deans, hospital CEOs, scientists, physicians, and students gathered for four days of rich conversation and learning.

Each year, the Gold Foundation hosts several major sessions, including the Jordan J. Cohen Humanism in Medicine Lecture at the AAMC, this year given by Dr. Rana Awdish, as well as a special reception that convenes the Gold community from around the country. This year’s reception was co-hosted by the Vilcek Foundation to honor our inaugural Vilcek-Gold Humanism in Healthcare recipient, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, as well as Dr. Awdish.

This year, the Gold Humanism Honor Society Workshop, Advancing the Arts and Humanities in Medical Education, facilitated by Dr. Elizabeth Gaufberg, focused on the growing recognition of the power of arts, and humanities-based pedagogies to foster the development of important clinical skills and to cultivate humanistic attitudes and practices. Speakers included Dr. Rita Charon, Dr. Paul Haidet, Dr. Lisa Howley, Dr. Tracy Moniz, and Dr. Alison Whelan.